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Is there life elsewhere?
How do galaxies assemble?
Which worlds are habitable?
Is the Solar System unusual?
How do stars form?
How and where do planets assemble?
How does cosmic structure arise?
Created with Sketch. Cosmology & Structure Galaxies & Galaxy Evolution Stars & Stellar Evolution The Solar System Comparative Planetology Habitable Worlds Science Created with Sketch. LUMOS POLLUX Mission HDI ECLIPS Telescope Design

The Large UV/Optical/IR Surveyor (LUVOIR) is a concept for a highly capable, multi-wavelength space observatory with ambitious science goals. This mission would enable great leaps forward in a broad range of science, from the epoch of reionization, through galaxy formation and evolution, star and planet formation, to solar system remote sensing. LUVOIR also has the major goal of characterizing a wide range of exoplanets, including those that might be habitable - or even inhabited.

LUVOIR is one of four Decadal Survey Mission Concept Studies initiated in Jan 2016. The study extended over 3.5 years and was executed by the Goddard Space Flight Center, under the leadership of a Science and Technology Definition Team (STDT) drawn from the community. Further information can be found at